Pennsylvania

Awbury Arboretum

Awbury combines nature, history, and community through preservation of its historic landscape. Students will experience the roots of American liberty at the location of Philadelphia's only Revolutionary War Battle and the first written American protest against slavery, and see one of the remaining houses on the Underground Railroad. They can explore the multi-faceted landscape including the Meadow of native wildflowers, Wetlands habitat, and Secret Garden. Awbury is home to mature River Birches, Paper Birches, Oaks, and Ashes, an 18th century native Sycamore, Hollies, Cherries, Black Gums, and Sugar Maples. Programs in poetry, art, nature, wildlife and more are available to groups. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1 Awbury Road, Philadelphia, PA 19138. Philadelphia County. Tel: 215-849-2855 ext. 21. Email: npasquier@awbury.org. Website: www.awbury.org. Hrs: Sunrise-Sunset.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue